OPB | Nov. 25, 2015
Northwest native William Ruckelshaus was the first administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.
OPB | Nov. 18, 2015
The Portland harbor was declared a Superfund site 15 years ago, and officials are finally close to a plan to finish cleaning up the toxic 11-mile stretch of the Willamette.
OPB | Nov. 17, 2015
Teressa Raiford, a member of the group Don't Shoot Portland, reacts to news that the Oregon Department of Justice compiled a dossier on at least one person who used the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter.
OPB | Oct. 14, 2015
We know a Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake isn't a matter of "if," but "when." So, why do we put off preparing for it?
OPB | Oct. 13, 2015
A look at what water infrastructure can tell us about the survival of coastal communities after what could be the largest natural disaster in American history.
OPB | Aug. 13, 2015
Beetles that were released by the Oregon Department of Agriculture as a biological control agent have spread into the neighborhood beyond.
OPB | May 19, 2015
OPB challenged four Oregon families to live off their earthquake preparedness kits for a weekend. We'll find out how the experiment went.
OPB | May 06, 2015
How do school and law enforcement officials prepare for the worst without traumatizing students and staff?
OPB | May 01, 2015
We review some of the biggest news stories of the week.
OPB | Feb. 25, 2015
TUESDAY: A new documentary focuses on a unique parenting program being phased out of the Coffee Creek Correctional Facility.
OPB | Nov. 10, 2014
MONDAY: We'll talk with Portland transportation commissioner Steve Novick about the latest proposal to fund maintenance and repairs to the city's streets.
OPB | Oct. 20, 2014
MONDAY: We'll talk to the director of the Portland Bureau of Emergency Management about her fact-finding mission to Christchurch to see its response to the 2011 earthquake.
OPB | Oct. 06, 2014
MONDAY: We'll hear about how prepared Oregon buildings are to withstand a major earthquake, and which ones may be getting upgrades.
OPB | Sept. 22, 2014
MONDAY: National advocacy groups for the deaf and hard of hearing are urging the Oregon Department of Corrections to stop using fellow inmates as interpreters.
OPB | Aug. 25, 2014
MONDAY: We'll explore the geology behind the quake, the emergency response, and what it all means for the Pacific Northwest.
OPB | Aug. 06, 2014
WEDNESDAY: The Army Corps of Engineers has settled a lawsuit brought by Columbia Riverkeeper involving oil and other pollutants from dams. The emissions will now fall under the Clean Water Act.
OPB | June 02, 2014
MONDAY: The Obama administration announced plans to cut coal power plant emissions by 30 percent by 2030. What legal challenges will the rules face?
OPB | May 01, 2014
THURSDAY: After being granted extra time to meet federal standards, a group of Oregon education professionals has drafted a new plan for how teachers are held accountable.
OPB | Feb. 11, 2014
TUESDAY: Portland voters will decide in May whether or not to transfer power from city water and sewer bureaus to an independent board.